On Saturday, June 23 at 10am at the National Mall, UUs will show up to support the Poor People’s Campaign (PPC). UUs are meeting by 9:30am at 7th St. NW & Indiana Ave. NW, more at UUSJ Facebook Event page.
Below is a special message from Rev. Michael Crumpler and Susan Leslie of the UUA on the importance and need for UUs to attend, followed by event details and related logistics.
Both UUA and UUSJ have endorsed the PPC. Anyone who strives to live UU values and principles but can’t go to General Assembly (GA), please try to be in D.C. on the National Mall on June 23. Be present for this historic moment. Let’s revive our UU roots supporting Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King’s call for a PPC to begin a “revolution of values” in America. Help prove once again that UUs show up for the nation’s moral wellbeing.
A special message from UUA:
Dear UU Friends,
The Poor People’s Campaign (PPC) continues to build momentum, with thousands in the streets and state capitals, and over 2,000 arrests across the country. UUs have been a significant and vibrant part of it and we have been honored to be part of the national actions at the Capitol and to participate in state actions nationwide.
This past Week 5 ‘Everyone has a Right to Live’ action focused on the Supreme Court and the upcoming Janus v. AFSCME decision that will either uphold or change the collective bargaining power of public sector workers, including teachers. The action occurred on the same day that the Supreme Court decided in favor of the state of Ohio’s purging of infrequent voters from the voter rolls. Nine PPC leaders took the steps of the Supreme Court and were arrested in order to demonstrate the need for the Nine Supreme Court Justices to do justice. Clearly, we must fight for voting rights and stop voter suppression.
WEEK 6 – ‘A New and Unsettling Force Challenging Our Nation’s Distorted Moral Narrative – A Fusion Movement Rising Up’ will cap the 40 Days of Action with actions focusing on several agencies that enforce systemic oppression and culminate with a massive Call to Action rally on June 23rd on the National Mall (by Jefferson Drive SW and 7th St. SW, Washington, D.C.) beginning at 10 am.
If you can help spread the word, please participate in the campaign’s phone bank to let others know we’re headed to D.C. and distribute flyers (see below).
YES, we know that the rally conflicts with GA, but we can still have a strong showing of UUs at the rally. (Not everyone goes to GA!) For those of us at GA we will be building for the PPC there with workshops and more.
UUSJ has organized a meet up for UUs in D.C. Try to join them, but if you can’t, still attend! Also, please post your photos, videos, and tell us about your experiences during the Week 6 actions and at the June 23rd rally on the UUA UUs & the Poor People’s Campaign Facebook Group or UUSJ’s Facebook Event page so that we can continue to build together.
This summer the campaign will roll out Phase 2 with a massive voter registration and get out the vote effort as we raise our values in the electoral season, and continue building power in our communities.
Forward Together! Not one step back!
Rev. Michael Crumpler
UUA LGBTQ and Intercultural Programs Manager
UUA Congregational Advocacy & Witness Director
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Saturday, June 23, schedule details:
- UU meeting time: by 9:30am
- PPC rally time: 10:00am
- Location: National Mall by Jefferson Drive SW and 7th St. SW, Washington, D.C.
Resources and Logistics for UUs:
- RSVP with:
- Post to:
- Pledge to:
- Transportation (volunteer or connect):
- Mobilize people:
Rally 101 Zoom (video conference) Webinar, by UUSJ (on Wed. 06/20 at 8pm ET):
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/124705772
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Meeting ID: 124 705 772
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